Climate change isn’t some abstract concept that we can either believe or dismiss on a whim. Nor is it some distant cloud on the horizon that we can comfortably ignore while governments and corporations devise new schemes to profit from this ever-growing industry-driven catastrophe.
For Indigenous Peoples like the Yup’ik, whose livelihood and culture is built atop the frozen tundra of the north, climate change exists in real-time and there is only one thing they can do about it. They can relocate, at the expense of their livelihood and culture.
We Are All Related Here is an upcoming feature documentary that takes the lens cap off for the Yup’ik people of Newtok, Alaska, one of at least a dozen Indigenous communities in the north who face imminent relocation due to the consequences of climate change.
Indigenous Peoples are putting their bodies on the line and it's our responsibility to make sure you know why. That takes time, expertise and resources - and we're up against a constant tide of misinformation and distorted coverage. By supporting IC you're empowering the kind of journalism we need, at the moment we need it most.